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Voice of the people

Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:25 PM

Veterans cemetery was worth the wait

Remembering and honoring veterans is something we should do every day, not just on Veterans Day. West Virginia is doing just that with the Donel Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery. This cemetery not only honors Don Kinnard, but it will also allow us to pay tribute to many other West Virginia veterans.

Having a final resting place for veterans is important and it is the right thing to do. I want to thank Senator Rockefeller for never giving up on this project and working for six years to see it come to fruition. We all worked together long and hard to make this project a success.

The completed cemetery is breathtakingly beautiful whether or not you are a veteran. I am so thankful that we can now properly pay our respects to the West Virginia veterans we have lost today and every day.

Andrew Clark

Henlawson, W.Va.

'War on Coal' is a political myth

"War on Coal" is a political myth. For the record, the two principal reasons for the drop in local coal production are (1) reduced demand due to the recession, and (2) cheap natural gas. Those are the facts.

No one likes to see people lose work, but let's put the blame where it belongs. Simply put, demand has shrunk. Has the EPA (right or wrong) contributed to coal's problems? Yes, but that is not why there is less demand for coal today.

There is no "War on Coal," and a new president would not have changed demand, particularly one who points to a coal-fired power plant and says "That plant kills."

Dan Rice

Milton

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